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Senior Technical Security Engineer
Ref No.: 16-04605
Location: Dulles, Virginia
Job Title : Senior Technical Security Engineer
Location : Dulles, VA
Position Type : Full Time
Salary + benefits (HealthCare and PTO Etc.)


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Job Description:
About the Job
The Senior Technical Security Engineer position is within Client's IT Security group whose mission is to deliver information security solutions and services to protect Client information assets, computing infrastructure, applications and data. The Sr. Engineer will work within the compliance and vulnerability management team helping to identify and mitigate risks against Client.

What You Will Be Doing

The Sr. Engineer will perform technical security engineering activities including the following:
  • Perform vulnerability scans, analysis, validation and remediation activities
  • Perform network and application penetration testing
  • Classify and prioritize the risk of new vulnerabilities according to the specifics of Client environment's risk level, mitigating factors, and assessment of the impacts of internal and external threats
  • Engineer application, system and network security solutions to meet security requirements for varied operating environments
  • Research and assess new threats, vulnerability security trends and security alerts, recommend remedial action
  • Work with customers to oversee remediation of identified security issues
  • Perform technical and non-technical compliance activities
  • Provide security subject matter expertise to Client product teams including developers and system administrators
  • Perform security validation for configuration settings on different systems
What You Will Need for this Position?
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years of information security work experience
  • A strong interest in the field of information security
  • Strong Understanding of common network vulnerabilities, OS vulnerabilities (Linux, Window and OSX), patching and attack patterns
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills and strong customer service skills
  • Fluent in a variety of web application protocols, operating systems and networking technologies.
  • Experience in system administration, software engineering, or related technologies.
  • Experience with parsing / analysis of large data sets (e.g. vulnerability scan results).
  • Strong analytical skills

Desired Skills!
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Expertise with OWASP/NIST security concepts and common application security risks, such as
  • XSS, XSRF, SQL Injection, Cookie Manipulation among others.
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Vulnerability Management tools such as Rapid 7 Nexpose, Nessu and Qualys.
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services security